Our Week In The Web: September 5, 2014

More than a few of you were curious why we gave the Islamic State / ISIS / ISIL a big share of our air time this week. And it's a question worth asking. We think we agree with our guest, Patrick Skinner, who pointed out that ISIS "is like a cancer. If you cancer and don't talk about it, you still have cancer." It can be hard to cover difficult, violent topics like ISIS, especially when a large part of their aim in these violent acts is to garner international attention. However, we think it's always worth a closer look. In a scary, confusing world, we can always learn more and move through, together.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (August 29, 2014 — September 5, 2014)

1. The Beyoncé Brand Of Feminism (August 29, 2014)

2. Low Carbs, High Fat, No Problem (September 4, 2014)

3. Week In The News: Ukrainian Invasion, Burger King Tax Trouble, A Gaza Ceasefire (August 29, 2014)

4. A Fan’s Argument Against Football (September 1, 2014)

5. The ISIS Social Media Attack (September 3, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"Talking about jettisoning a macro-nutrient class is really prehistoric thinking." — Dr. David Katz

"Jazz is a kind of international language." — Tierney Sutton 

"Belle wanted to 'occupy Stonewall Jackson's tent and live out his dangers,' she wrote." — Karen Abbott 

"'The ISIS message is medieval, but they deliver it in a very 21st century way." — Scott Shane 

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"Surreal dichotomy: @OnPointRadio's beautiful Bahá'í talk with @tierneysutton and @tomashbrooknpr cut short by Pres.Obama's ISIS presser." (@SarinaTracy)

"Karma, Joan." (Paul Coggins)

"Congrats to all concerned about your great achievement. Screw the Pulitzer, Jack is on TWITTER!!!" (@BillJanis)

"I would like to see 60 minutes of actual game play." (Todd Freeman)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This brilliant, beautiful satire of public media charitable foundations. (Github / Dan Slimmon)


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